First ever Roehampton Community Week a real hit with local residents with 2000 people in attendance across 37 events.
After months of planning, the first ever Roehampton Community Week has been a resounding success. There were 37 events in total that took place across seven days. These events were delivered by residents and 45 local organisations in total, including the Royal Marines, the Ubuntu Museum, Street Doctors and Holy Trinity Church.
The week kicked off with the big reveal of the Alton Pop-Up Panel of Art. The contributions were fantastic and included paintings from local artists along with submissions from Ibstock Place, Sacred Heart, Roehampton Church, Alton and Granard Schools. That set the tone for a successful week with around 2,000 people attending the events overall. There really was something for everyone with lectures, films, sports and fitness activities, community walks, cycles and arts & crafts lessons.
It shows the huge appetite for community engagement and activities in Roehampton and many hope that this will be the first Roehampton Community Week of many.
Jonathan Palma, Event Organiser, Citizens Advice Wandsworth, said:
“Roehampton Community Week is a great example of what can happen when you put relationships first and create a connected community who can address their needs in a constructive manner, gain support from local organisations and a Council ready to lend their support and resources to a justifiable cause.”
Fleur Anderson, MP for Putney said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in organising and delivering Roehampton Community Week. It has been amazing to see the whole community come together in the spirit of fun and togetherness as we start to come out of a really difficult time for the area and the world.
“A highlight of the week was the big reveal of the Alton Pop-Up Panel of Art on Monday organised by Lynne Capocciama. It was a great start to the week and will be up for a long time for everyone to see. There is so much talent in Roehampton and it’s brilliant that we now have it on show.
“Let’s make this the Roehampton Community Week the first of many. I know there will be lots more events through the year that have been kick-started by the Week bringing so many people together to celebrate our community.”
Michael Hill, Founder of Rackets Cubed, said:
“Roehampton Community Week has been a real win win for everyone involved and so many local groups have made not only substantial monetary contributions but have offered their time, labour and space.”
Jackie Mwanza, Founder of Ubuntu Museum, said:
“Locals have responded so well to it. There is a longing for communing in spaces within walking distance of our homes in Roehampton.”
A local parent and contributing artist said:
“Roehampton Community Week has been amazing, it has built my confidence by giving me and many other local residents the opportunity to use our talents and give back to my community.”